Social Media Blackout: What I’ve learned so far

Towards the end of my holiday last month, I got predominantly stressed with people in general particularly in social media. So, I took the initiative of severing my ties with Facebook(as if we are friends) then Instagram. The decision has proved to be very beneficial on my part. I became more engaged with like real life people(not virtually) and mostly my family. I felt like I am really living a life. Started to notice that I became connected with my siblings and  friends. Before the black out, I share moments in my life by posting it on Instagram and that was it. I don’t actually reach out to people. It was my way of updating them about what has been going on with my life. That is why when I had a chance to stand back and do all of this, I thought to myself “What am I actually doing with my life?”. I’ve let myself get into the quicksand of superficiality(if there was even a term). This is not life I envisioned myself being into.

I found my centre again (literally on this pic) with less mental clutter but with more focus. I found time to do other things rather time wasting it on scrolling down thru Facebook aka doing nothing. And most specially, having the time to sit down and to do this. Just focusing my energy and mind into doing things I really love.

It’s been 2 weeks now since starting off with this. I don’t know how long will I be able to do this or if I will ever go back to Facebook. I might go back to Instagram though.

But I am so much happier now. 🙂


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